Texans cut WR Travis Labhart and kicker Chris Boswell.
— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) August 29, 2014
Texans released Jawanza Starling, according to a source
— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) August 29, 2014
Tight end Zach Potter has been released by the #Texans
— Dave Zangaro (@DZangaro) August 29, 2014
Labhart was a fan favorite during the preseason as many believed he could be the Texans slot receiver. The Texans, however, will go with Mike Thomas or Keshawn Martin in the slot, with DeVier Posey as the team’s other backup behind Andre Johnson and DeAndre Hopkins. The Texans will likely put Labhart on the team’s practice squad if he clears waivers.
Both Starling and Potter faced uphill battles to make the team’s final roster. However, both were considered longshots, as they were several spots behind on the depth chart.
All players released today and tomorrow will be clear waivers on Sunday at 11 AM CT.
The Texans have until Saturday to get their final roster down to 53.